Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please
This dish is vegan, dairy free and can be tailored to your gluten free needs if required. I am a porridge Monday-Friday girl. Quick and easy, I prepare our oats the night before (overnight oats) which is perfect for those early mornings when your breakfast is ready and waiting for you in the fridge. Topped with fruit this dish fills me up and keeps me satisfied until lunch.
When turning vegan, the only thing I was struggling with was finding a vegan protein powder that didn’t taste and smell like grass. A lot of money wasted and a lot of grim flavoured shakes and porridge later I finally found the one. And I actually think it tastes nicer than all of the casein powders I used to use. I came across Awesomesupps on Instagram and ordered a tub online. The only vegan option is the salted caramel. It smells and tastes chocolatey and delicious. And really curbs my sweet tooth. It is also amazing in a hot chocolate. Just a scoop of powder and some almond milk or water.
There are so many different combinations and flavours you can create in a bowl of porridge. Adding nut butters, fruits and chocolate. In my opinion this dish is flavoursome enough with the powder, so I don’t feel the need to any anymore chocolate or butters. Just lots of fresh fruit – the fruit and veg stalls near us on a Saturday are so good. I get a good few days worth of fruit from there every week and use a lot of it in my bakes. I also add some chia seeds to fill out the dish and because they are a great source of protein. Anyway enough of my passion for protein. Below is the recipe!
Makes 1 bowl
takes approx. 8 minutes in total.
For the porridge mixture
1 scoop of vegan protein of choice (as mentioned above I use salted caramel from awesomesupps)
60g porridge oats (gluten free if required)
110ml unsweetened almond milk (soy or oat will work fine)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
For the optional extras
a handful of crushed almonds (blitzed in food processor)
half a banana
handful of blueberries
1. Turn your hob to a medium heat and in a pan add your oats, protein powder, chia seeds and almond milk.
2. Combine thoroughly and stir every couple of minutes ensuring the oats don’t start to stick to the bottom of the pan.
3. When you aren’t giving the oats a stir, cut your fruit into your desired shapes and blitz your almonds in a food processor.
4. After approx. 5 minutes empty your porridge into a bowl and decorate as you desire.
To make these into overnight oats, simply combine all of the porridge ingredients into a Tupperware container or jar and put in fridge over night (no hob or cooking required). Add fruit at night or in the morning.
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